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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin wants to increase West Virginia’s already robust emergency reserves, and hopes to win over lawmakers by also pledging funding for basic road needs and special infrastructure projects. The proposal was among 13 introduced Friday on behalf of the governor for this session, which began Wednesday. One of those […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN (AP) — A U.S. Fish and Wildlife training center in the West Virginia is planning a controlled burn to promote the growth of native warm-season prairie grasses. About 22 acres will be burned at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown between the end of February and mid-April. The burn is dependent on suitable […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia will launch a new program for hundreds of thousands of people at risk of developing diabetes, with a focus on intensive lifestyle coaching. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong program for those at high risk and those diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Participants will work with a lifestyle coach in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is proposing changing state law to make it clear that police officers can test drivers for drugs just as they test them for alcohol. The legislation would explicitly permit officers to test for drugs. The current law outlines only that authorities have the right to test […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Another cast member of the reality show “BUCKWILD” is in trouble with the law. An official at the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston tells media outlets Michael Douglas Burford was arrested Thursday night on a charge of aggravated driving under the influence. He has since been released. Burford, known as “Bluefoot” […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has disbursed nearly $5.5 million to state and local governments in West Virginia since Superstorm Sandy. FEMA’s Charleston branch chief Gary Brand says that covers 131 projects. But FEMA likely will dole out $13 million altogether, with another 125 projects. Sandy dumped more than 2 feet of […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University’s athletic department has ended the last two fiscal years in the red. University officials expect the deficits to continue for several years. Records obtained by The Dominion Post show the athletic department ended the 2011-2012 fiscal year with a deficit of nearly $13 million. The loss came despite record […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — The U.S. Marshal Service is asking the public for help locating a fugitive wanted on charges in West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force said Monday that Ronald Linaburg is wanted in West Virginia on burglary charges, in Virginia on failure to appear on grand larceny charges and […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An audit report says West Virginia state employees annually receive millions of dollars in overtime and other compensation beyond their basic pay, and it could be costing their health insurance plan millions of dollars each year. The reason: That money isn’t counted when the program looks at pay to calculate premiums and […]

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ELKINS (AP) — Randolph County commissioners are voicing their support for gun rights. The commission recently approved a resolution that supports the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The resolution says the right to bear arms is inalienable. It also cites the economic benefit that Randolph County residents receive from hunting and recreational […]

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